Phone tech sees explicit video on woman’s phone, sends it to himself, US cops say

A repairman working on a Florida woman’s iPhone discovered an “explicit video” amongst her information and made a duplicate for himself, in accordance to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested Monday, Dec 19, after the girl found a mysterious outgoing textual content on her cellphone, with the video hooked up, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in a information launch. Investigators say the video was copied after she dropped off the cellphone at an I-Fix retailer in Port Charlotte, the place a technician spent two hours making repairs. Port Charlotte is about 100 miles south of Tampa. “During that point, the person browsed her private information and found an explicit video of the sufferer saved to the gadget. That particular person then texted the file to his personal private cellphone,” officers mentioned. “The following day, the sufferer found the despatched message and located that the video had been additionally deleted from her gadget. This led her to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to make a report.” Detectives traced the mysterious textual content to a 28-year-old I-Fix worker, officers mentioned. The worker let investigators search his cellphone, the place the video was discovered “in a hidden folder” alongside “a number of others of the identical kind,” officers mentioned. “The file info of the video revealed that it had been saved to his cellphone on the identical day that the sufferer took her cellphone in for restore, and through the time-frame during which she had left it on the enterprise,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. “Investigators (verified) that the file had been despatched to (his) cellphone quantity from the sufferer’s cellphone quantity on the day and time throughout which the sufferer’s gadget was in for restore.” The suspect, who lives in North Port, has been charged with accessing a pc or digital gadget with out authority, officers mentioned. He was launched on US$5,000 bond, information present. “When we interact the service of an organization, we’ve got an expectation of belief that the job might be achieved and our privateness protected,” Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell mentioned within the launch. “I encourage everybody to be cautious along with your private information on your digital units, as a result of as soon as they get out, there is no such thing as a telling how far they will go.” – The Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service

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